It is every parent's nightmare. Their child, who they thought was safely in the care of other adults, has been taken away forever. The nightmare has become all too real for the Texas parents of a middle school student killed when a school bus rolled on its side and then caught fire.
Every day, dozens of loaded tractor-trailers haul goods in and out of Houston. Most of the excursions are carried off without a hitch, of course, but sometimes truckers make mistakes that result in crashes that often include severe injuries or fatalities.
Regular readers of our Houston legal blog know that we often focus in this space on the dangers to motorists of distracted driving. By now, everyone should understand how risky it is to the driver, passengers and everyone on the road to pay more attention to an electronic device than the traffic.
Forty-two years ago, Gerald Ford was president of the United States and Uvalde’s most famous resident, Dolph Briscoe, was governor of Texas. On a mid-May morning in 1976, the worst traffic accident in Houston history unfold.